Tiny cottage hides huge extension with property value of £800,000 | Property | Life & Style

The tiny house, found in Ibthorpe in Hampshire, was bought by engineer James Kater and his partner Georgina Wilson, a TV producer in 2011. They originally bought the 1920’s bungalow for just £400,000, before deciding to make some huge changes to the house. Rather than knocking it down, they decided instead to spend nine months renovating the property. It is now back on the market for £795,000 – can you guess what they did to the property? The couple, originally from Australia, spent £150,000 building a huge extension on the…

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Cruise news: The best cruise ships for 2018 revealed | Cruise | Travel

Getty Images Cruise news: The best cruise ships for 2018 have been announced The industry’s most exciting emerging trends, such as multi-generational, small-ship and off-the-beaten-track travel, has sparked cruise companies to expand their fleets to meet growing demand. Cruise Critic has recently announced the winners of its 8th annual UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards and the results reveal where the world of cruising is headed. Separated into large, mid and small ship categories, the awards crown the most popular cruise ships of the year, based entirely on the reviews of UK…

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The Best Costumes Of The Olympic Women’s Figure Skating Competition, Ranked

The women’s figure skating competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has come to a close, with Russian athletes Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva taking gold and silver respectively, and Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond earning the bronze. The three women pulled out all the stops with their routines ― and, of course, their gorgeous costumes. But there were plenty of skaters from around the world who made their mark on the ice, especially when it came to wardrobes. Below, we’ve ranked 20 of our favorite costumes from this year’s Olympic games, including…

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Positive body image renovation – Women’s Health & Fitness

Body image plays a huge role in our health and fitness, so positive body image is vital. Here are 7 tips to get you on your way to loving your body.   1. Focus on function & sensation Instead of fixating on the appearance of your body and others’, concentrate instead on what your body can do for you. When you think like that, you’ll find it’s pretty damn amazing! “Start focusing on your body as the vehicle of your experience rather than as a collection of surfaces to be…

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Protect your valuables with a home insurance | Personal Finance | Finance

Despite this more than one in four households, or 7.5million in total, have no home contents insurance.  This type of cover protects against theft, fire, flooding and accidental damage and costs on average £141 a year, or less than £3 a week, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI).  Those who combine home contents with buildings insurance to cover their property’s bricks and mortar typically pay less than £6 a week in total, or little more than £300 in a year.  ABI head of property Mark Shepherd said that…

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Slow lorises returned to the wild in remarkable scenes | Nature | News

This endearing slow loris lives up to the name by showing little desire to rush things when it is finally returned to the forests of its forebears. The Critically Endanganged Javan slow loris is one 15 of the small, nocturnal primates beginning the journey back home after being rescued from the world’s most callous pet trade. Those huge eyes and soft, cuddly coat have made the loris a must have pet in the Far East, with individuals selling for £1,200 – but at an awful cost to each animal as…

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